Tkay Maidza – ‘TKAY’ (Album Review)

Get ready to bow down to the new queen of cool!


Tkay Maidza’s new album is TKAY is so youthful and fun, and one of the best albums of the year. The Zimbabwean born Australian rapper and singer has come so far since she released her first single in 2013 at only 17. She has toured Australia on the festival circuits and recently supported Troye Sivan in Europe and the US, Charlie XCX on her Australian tour and Years and Years in the UK.


The hugely anticipated debut LP is an eclectic mix of rap, dance and pop and has so much to offer. She has managed to create an entirely new genre which Triple J has called “rave rap.”


Her first song from the album Carry On features guest vocals from US rapper Killer Mike and reminds me of a young M.I.A. That being said, Tkay has her own funky flair which makes her sound so iconic and cool.


Her lyrics are a product of her age and upbringing – relevant and easy to relate to. There is a song for just about every taste on the album; and it goes from fast and upbeat rapping on Always Been, to slower, more pensive lyrics on Follow Me, and everything in between. The production has some serious Flume vibes and all the songs have a great beat. All I wanted to do when listening to this album is dance!


The most recent single from the album Simulation, is very different to Carry On and is a dance pop song with a Charlie XCX flare. It’s a banger and sure to be part of your Summer soundtrack.


You can buy it just about anywhere and also stream the whole album on Spotify. Tkay is also touring the country right now and she has been nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Australian Artist so expect big things in the future!


Stand out tracks: Afterglow, Stimulation, Tennies, Always Been, Follow Me.